Top 63 Promise Quotes

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“A promise must never be broken.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Promise a lot and give even more.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial direct private investments that can swiftly transform the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve.”

― Baldwin Spencer

“If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce.”

― Barbara Jordan

“The first sentence of a book is a promise.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“All I can ever promise is that I will do my very best.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from.”

― Bruce Greenwood

“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I never promise anything. I don’t promise anything to my mum. I don’t promise anything to the supporters.”

― Cristiano Ronaldo

“The promise of autonomous vehicles is great.”

― Dan Lipinski

“I’m not trying to be macho, I promise you.”

― Daniel Craig

“It’s terribly important that we extend the promise of equality that the Supreme Court and that the district court articulated in the DOMA case and in the Perry case to all Americans in all 50 states.”

― David Boies

“Beauty is the promise of happiness.”

― Edmund Burke

“The promise of an action movie to a certain audience is not a bad thing.”

― Edward Zwick

“A prime minister must not promise things that can’t be fulfilled.”

― Ehud Olmert

“When I promise I’ll do something, I do it. At least since I got sober.”

― Eve Babitz

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Promise is most given when the least is said.”

― George Chapman

“Gang members aren’t frightened into acceptable behavior by increased penalties, enhanced punishments, and the promise of new detention facilities.”

― Greg Boyle

“When you promise something, you must fulfill it.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

― Hal Borland

“When people campaign for positions, they promise people all kinds of things.”

― Hugh Masekela

“The promise of individual and collective emancipation implicit in the notion of progress appears to be broken.”

― Isabelle Kocher

“Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I’m intrigued by fanatics – people who are seduced by the promise, or the illusion, of the absolute.”

― Jon Krakauer

“Childhood is a promise that is never kept.”

― Ken Hill

“I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.”

― Lena Horne

“I promise you a police car on every sidewalk.”

― Marion Barry

“In not my, but our collective hands, is held the promise of change.”

― Mark Sanford

“Better a broken promise than none at all.”

― Mark Twain

“People shouldn’t be interested in me. They should be interested in me if I’m not doing what I promise.”

― Mark Walter

“I did not actually run down a deer for ‘Tammy,’ I promise.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

“I promise not to become a source of shame for you.”

― Mikheil Saakashvili

“Currently I’m not a crazy ex-girlfriend, but I can’t promise I won’t be one again.”

― Miranda Lambert

“Honoring everyone contains the promise of possibility.”

― Miroslav Volf

“A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“Nothing keeps its promise.”

― Philip Roth

“An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.”

― Red Auerbach

“Bill de Blasio was swept to the New York mayoralty on the promise of getting Gracie Mansion out from under the thumb of corporate elites.”

― Rick Perlstein

“Catalysts offer the promise of making chemical transformations far less polluting.”

― Robert H. Grubbs

“A promise made is a debt unpaid.”

― Robert W. Service

“Liberalism has consequences. It has never worked, folks! It has never worked. And it has never fulfilled its promise.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Of course a politician’s promise isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.”

― Russell Pearce

“Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.”

― Samuel Johnson

“We’ll be back. I promise you that.”

― Samuel West

“I promise that no one wants to deliver a winner to Fulham supporters more than I do.”

― Shahid Khan

“Promise less, deliver more.”

― Sherry Yard

“The truthiness is, anyone can read the news to you. I promise to feel the news ‘at’ you.”

― Stephen Colbert

“Like all paradises, Topanga is pitched at the tipping point of promise and peril.”

― Steve Erickson

“A promise made should be a promise kept.”

― Steve Forbes

“Love is a promise delivered already broken.”

― Steve Martin

“I have done my duty and lived up to my promise of having exposed Jayalalitha.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.”

― Thomas Fuller

“We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did.”

― Thomas Goodwin

“It was both Abraham’s and the Jews’ privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations.”

― Thomas Goodwin

“Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.”

― Thomas Huxley

“We can never completely fulfill the promise of this treasured republic if we are blinded by color.”

― Tom Brokaw

“Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.”

― William Penn

“Liberals often don’t see the problems, and conservatives don’t see the promise, of government.”

― William Weld

“When you make a promise, keep it.”

― Zig Ziglar
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